Rachel Portman Biography (1960-)

Full name, Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman; born December 11, 1960, in Haslemere, England; daughter of Berkeley Charles and Penelope (maiden name, Mowat) Portman; married Count Uberto Pasolini Dall'Onda (a producer), February 25, 1995; children: Anna Gwendolen, Giulia Ginevra, Niky Joan. Addresses: Agent: Kraft-Engel Management, 15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Composer, orchestrator
Birth Details
December 11, 1960
Haslemere, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Orchestrator
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread, Fine Line, 1991
  • Used People, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Benny & Joon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993
  • The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994
  • The War of the Buttons (also known as La guerre des boutons, carecommence), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Only You (also known as Him and Just in Time), TriStar, 1994
  • Sirens, Miramax, 1994
  • The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Universal, 1995
  • A Pyromaniac's Love Story (also known as Burning Love), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Smoke (also known as Smoke--Raucher unter sich), Miramax, 1995
  • Emma, Miramax, 1996
  • Marvin's Room, Miramax, 1996
  • Palookaville, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
  • Addicted to Love (also known as Forlorn), Miramax, 1997
  • (And song performer, "Uhuru") Beloved, Buena Vista, 1998
  • The Other Sister, Buena Vista, 1999
  • (And score producer) The Cider House Rules, Miramax, 1999
  • Ratcatcher, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2000
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance, DreamWorks, 2000
  • (And score producer) Chocolat, Miramax, 2000
  • The Emperor's New Clothes (also known as I vestiti nuovi dell'imperatore), Paramount, 2002
  • (And score producer) The Truth about Charlie, Universal, 2002
  • Other
  • Music director, Privileged, New Yorker, 1982
  • Music arranger, "Tannhauser," Meeting Venus, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Score producer, The Adventures of Pinocchio (also known as Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, Pinocchio, and Die Legende von Pinocchio), New Line Cinema, 1996
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Performer and composer, Benny & Joon, Milan Records, 1993
  • Orchestrator, Only You, Sony, 1994
  • Performer, Smoke, Hollywood Records, 1995
  • Performer and producer, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!, MCA,1995
  • Orchestrator and producer, Emma, Hollywood Records, 1996
  • Orchestrator and composer, Addicted to Love, TVT, 1997
  • Performer, orchestrator, and producer, The Other Sister, HollywoodRecords, 1999
  • Performer, Out at the Movies, Varese Records, 1999
  • Orchestrator, Pure Meditation, Milan Records, 2001
  • Orchestrator and producer, The Truth about Charlie, Sony, 2002
  • Performer, Hart's War, Universal, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Scores
  • Privileged, New Yorker, 1982
  • Experience Preferred ... but Not Essential (also known as FirstLove; originally broadcast in England as a television movie), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1982
  • Last Day of Summer, 1984
  • Sharma and Beyond, Cinecom International, 1986
  • 90 Degrees South, 1987
  • High Hopes, Skouras, 1988
  • Life Is Sweet, October Films, 1990
  • Antonia and Jane, 1991
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread, Fine Line, 1991
  • (And song "Where Are the Words?") Used People, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Rebecca's Daughters, 1992
  • The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Friends, First Run Features, 1993
  • Ethan Frome, Miramax, 1993
  • Benny & Joon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • The War of the Buttons (also known as La guerre des boutons, carecommence), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Only You (also known as Him and Just in Time), TriStar, 1994
  • Sirens, Miramax, 1994
  • The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Universal, 1995
  • A Pyromaniac's Love Story (also known as Burning Love), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Smoke (also known as Smoke--Raucher unter sich), Miramax, 1995
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (also known as Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, Pinocchio, and Die Legende von Pinocchio), New LineCinema, 1996
  • Emma, Miramax, 1996
  • Palookaville, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996
  • Marvin's Room, Miramax, 1996
  • (And songs, including "As Long As There's Christmas," with Don Black) Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (also known as Beauty and the Beast 2), Walt Disney Home Video, 1997
  • Addicted to Love (also known as Forlorn), Miramax, 1997
  • Home Fries, Warner Bros., 1998
  • (And songs "Little Rice, Little Bean" and "Sethe's Lullaby") Beloved, Buena Vista, 1998
  • The Other Sister, Buena Vista, 1999
  • The Cider House Rules, Miramax, 1999
  • Ratcatcher, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2000
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance, DreamWorks, 2000
  • The Closer You Get (also known as American Women), Fox Searchlight, 2000
  • Chocolat, Miramax, 2000
  • The Emperor's New Clothes (also known as I vestiti nuovi dell'imperatore), Paramount, 2002
  • Hart's War, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • (Including song "Charade d'amour") The Truth about Charlie, Universal, 2002
  • Nicholas Nickleby, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • The Human Stain, Miramax, 2003
  • Mona Lisa Smile, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Television Music
  • Miniseries
  • A Little Princess, PBS, 1987
  • The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), 1987
  • Young Charlie Chaplin, PBS, 1989
  • The Storyteller: Greek Myths (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths), HBO, 1990
  • Movies
  • Reflections, Channel 4 (England), 1984
  • Four Days in July, BBC (England), 1984
  • Good As Gold, BBC, 1986
  • The Short and Curlies, Channel 4, 1987
  • 1914 All Out, YTV (England), 1987
  • The Falklands War: The Untold Story, YTV, 1987
  • Sometime in August, BBC, 1988
  • Loving Hazel, BBC, 1988
  • Monster Maker, 1989
  • Living with Dinosaurs, 1989
  • Precious Bane, PBS, 1989
  • The Widowmaker, 1990
  • Shoot to Kill, YTV, 1990
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • The Woman in Black, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Flea Bites, BBC, 1991
  • The Cloning of Joanna May, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Great Moments in Aviation (also known as Shades of Fear), 1993
  • Specials
  • Fearnot, NBC, 1987
  • Hans My Hedgehog, NBC, 1987
  • A Story Short, NBC, 1988
  • The Luck Child, NBC, 1988
  • Elizabeth R: A Year in the Life of the Queen, PBS, 1992
  • The Hollywood Soundtrack Story, AMC, 1995
  • Other
  • Mr. Wakefield's Crusade, BBC Wales, 1991
  • Also composer for Cariani and the Courtesans, BBC (England); Charlie the Kid, Thames (England); Nice Work, BBC; Think of England, BBC; and Twice through the Heart, BBC.
  • Stage Music
  • The Little Prince (opera), Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX, 2003
  • Also composer for Ourselves Alone, Royal Court Theatre, London.
  • Other
  • Composer, Fantasy for Cello and Piano, 1985

User Contributions:

skylar
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Sep 13, 2014 @ 8:20 pm
The lake house was confusing. Please make a movie that a fifth grader can understand! Your a good writer..

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